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Departing Cisco overlord moulded partners from Channel clay

Industry veteran and Cisco channel chief Keith Goodwin is hanging up his boots, the networking kingpin confirmed in a blog post. After 38 years in IT – with the last 13 at Cisco – the senior veep of the worldwide partner organisation is set to retire, with one Bruce Klein waiting in the wings as a replacement from 1 August. In …
Paul Kunert, 19 Jun 2012
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Cisco lobbied telco customers to steer clear of Huawei

Lawmakers aren't the only ones who have been pushing to block Chinese networking companies, including Huawei and ZTE, from bidding on US telecom contracts. According to The Washington Post, some of the strongest pressure has come from the Chinese firms' US-based competitors, in particular Cisco. The networking giant has been …
Neil McAllister, 11 Oct 2012
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Cisco CTO Warrior to head up strategy

Cisco chief strategist Ned Hooper is leaving the firm to create an investment fund, CEO John Chambers has confirmed in a blog. Hooper is a 13-year veteran at the networking firm and as well as masterminding numerous acquisitions during his tenure, he managed Cisco's $2bn investment portfolio. "Ned pioneered the model for large- …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jun 2012
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Cisco confirms new world channel structure

Cisco has confirmed the new worldwide channel structure as it works towards laying off thousands of staff, and the changes appear to favour its indirect business with resellers. The networking goliath's global channel boss Keith Goodwin confirmed in a blog post this afternoon that it will consolidate the seven regional partner …
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 2011
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Cisco ejects HP from privileged partner camp

HP is being booted out from the circle of Cisco's confidantes receiving confidential Cisco product roadmap details, as the competitive war between the two gets fiercer. Time was when HP, with its servers and storage and who-could-care-less ProCurve networking operation, was a terrific partner to Cisco, giving Netzilla an entry …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2010
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Cisco and HP - the gloves come off

The pretense of friendship is officially over between Hewlett-Packard and Cisco, though the two giants have been rallying their banners for war since the launch of Cisco's Unified Computing System last year. In a blog post late Thursday, Keith Goodwin -chief of Cisco worldwide partner organization - announced that his company is …
Austin Modine, 19 Feb 2010
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Cisco restructures into theatres

Networking giant Cisco is restructuring itself to align with four geographical areas or "theatres". Its business will now be run within: Emerging markets, European markets and United States and Canada. The existing Asia Pacific and Japan theatre will not change. Ex-UK MD and channel specialist Paul Mountford is taking charge …
John Oates, 07 Jun 2005